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any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals

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In this study we asked if carnivorous plants occur in particular group sizes and if this "pack size" affects prey capture rates per leaf.
His path to carnivorous plants may have started when he was a boy, but it formed later in a career in public education.
Carnivorous plants employ a variety of different techniques to capture their prey, which largely consists of insects, arthropods and other small animals.
Download a bonus hands-on activity about carnivorous plants at: www.
To be sure, certain passages in this text read like speculative fiction themselves, and we should keep in mind that Darwin's work on carnivorous plants did not proceed independently of his ideas on natural selection and universal common descent.
Most common carnivorous plants use leaves above the ground to trap their prey.
Presence of potential animal prey for carnivorous plants may vary among environments and seasons, so that different populations of plants establish themselves in the presence of particular communities of prey (Zamora et al.
Aquatic, meat-eating bladderworts are among the world's best suckers and they have just been named the fastest trapping carnivorous plants, according to a Proceedings of the Royal Society B study.
With cyanide-eating lemurs, cannibalistic frogs, carnivorous plants, tunneldigging chameleons and house-proud flycatchers, this second episode of the natural history series about one of the most intriguing wild places on Earth, features an amazing array of Madagascar's wildlife.
Rice is an expert on carnivorous plants at Sierra College's Rocklin campus in California.
An additional list names all of the more than 120 waterways in the general area and short nature essays acquaint the paddler with the wildlife of the region including animals, insects and even carnivorous plants.
Kids will love the carnivorous plants and have nightmares about being eaten in their own backyard.
March 11 2010 - Danisco has, as part of a larger project group, been granted DKK 24 million from The Danish Council for Strategic Research to look into the nature of the enzymes derived from snakes, spiders and carnivorous plants.